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|Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200702-01 ] Samba: Multiple vulnerabilities
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Samba: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200702-01)
Date: February 13, 2007
Multiple flaws exist in the Samba suite of programs, the most serious of which could result in the execution of arbitrary code.
Samba is a suite of SMB and CIFS client/server programs for UNIX.
Vulnerable: < 3.0.24
Unaffected: >= 3.0.24
Architectures: All supported architectures
A format string vulnerability exists in the VFS module when handling AFS file systems and an infinite loop has been discovered when handling file rename operations.
A user with permission to write to a shared AFS file system may be able to compromise the smbd process and execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the daemon. The infinite loop could be abused to consume excessive resources on the smbd host, denying service to legitimate users.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Samba users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-fs/samba-3.0.24"